We are a tech company that concentrates on precision cultivation of fresh produce
tightly focused on optimization of yield and input costs.
Founded in 2010, Agrinamics has emerged as one of the most respected hydroponic farms in the world. Our patent-pending software controls all elements of the growing system, including proprietary lighting, irrigation, CO2, humidity, and temperature regulators. We are also actively developing additional innovations in solar energy, produce processing, and advanced control systems.
Beyond A 'Science Project' Agrinamics approach is unique in the industry. While we bring a highly scientific and rigorous approach to our vertical farming operations, we view this ultimately as a business which must be profitable for its owners. The overarching philosophy we apply to the innovation and delivery of our facilities is to optimize return on investment. We don't seek to achieve either maximum output or minimum operating cost where such goals result in overly-high, unjustifiable capital expenditures. We believe that investment returns are the superior metric for evaluating vertical farming facilities, as these figures distill the hundreds of potential decisions and trade-offs which are available in facility design.
However, if financial returns were not the key driver, we could optimize for achieving the lowest operating cost, or maximal output. Further, our approach in providing a 'turn-key' solution to vertical farming operations allows us to move beyond the mere sale of equipment. Rather, we ensure the synthesis of capital equipment and operations within a facility to deliver optimal financial returns from the whole enterprise. Evaluating technical alternatives through the lens of investment returns also allows us to offer bespoke solutions for specific geographic locations, each taking into account local costs such as energy, water, and labor rates, providing an optimized investment return for a particular jurisdiction. Truly a "systems engineering" approach.
An indoor growing facility is a complicated system requiring significant systems engineering to optimize results. Further, each facility location has unique characteristics that require individualized analysis and solutions. In our view, the young vertical farming industry has undue focus on the growing process itself without consideration for the larger business issues. Further, most take a naive 'best-of-breed' approach, whereby they attempt to select each part of the system by finding the best in class product. The problem with this approach is that none of these individual parts were designed to work with each other. Which leads to a wasteful system that fails to fully maximize each component.
Agrinamics approach is to ensure the entire system is considered. This philosophy led us to develop a large body of proprietary IP, creating almost every hardware and software component in-house as opposed to relying on third-party products. We readily admit that another company may offer a superior product for any given part, but we are not aware of anyone who has synthesized a complete growing system as we have. We believe having a superior system without having superior parts is a badge of honor validating the importance of systems engineering.